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Upgrading IT Infrastructure for your Architecture Firm – Workstations.

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, ensuring that your architecture firm’s IT infrastructure is up to date is crucial for maintaining productivity and efficiency. However, making decisions about when and how to upgrade your workstations can be challenging. In this article, we’ll provide valuable insights and advice from IT experts on when to consider workstation…

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Setting up Remote Work Infrastructure for your Architecture Firm.

In today’s rapidly changing work landscape, architecture firms, like many other industries, are increasingly adopting remote work solutions. The ability to work remotely not only offers flexibility to employees but also allows firms to tap into a wider talent pool and reduce overhead costs associated with physical office spaces. In this article, we’ll explore some…

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Holiday Phishing – How to Protect Your Firm From Scammers.

Defending Against Holiday Phishing: What You Need to Know As we approach the holiday season, the cybersecurity landscape becomes increasingly treacherous. Welcome to another episode of “Design and the Influence,” where we, as the Arc IT team, delve into the world of IT and technology to empower businesses like yours. Today, we’re addressing a topic…

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Application versioning.

In the world of architecture, design, and engineering, staying up-to-date with software applications is vital. It’s the digital toolkit that brings creativity to life, but it can also be a source of frustration when not managed correctly. Welcome to another episode of “Design Under Influence,” where we delve into common IT challenges faced by professionals…

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Network Security for AEC Firms.

The feeling of a security breach is like a personal violation. Just like Mark’s personal experience of getting his beloved beard accidentally chopped off, business owners feel deeply connected to their organizations. When an intrusion occurs, it can be as distressing as losing a part of your identity. Network security is the digital equivalent of…

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Single Sign-on (SSO) for AEC Firms Explained

In the realm of architecture, engineering, and design (AEC) firms, data security isn’t just a choice; it’s a necessity.   The stakes are high, and the consequences of lax security can be catastrophic. In this episode of Design Under Influence, we delve into the world of email security, specifically focusing on Single Sign-On (SSO) technology.   Our…

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Email Security for AEC Firms – Bank Vault Vs. Trailer in the Woods.

In today’s digital age, email communication has become the lifeblood of businesses, including those in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It’s a conduit for vital information, project updates, financial transactions, and client interactions. As such, securing email communications is paramount to safeguarding a firm’s sensitive data and reputation. In this article, we delve…

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Microsoft VS. Google Email Archiving Solutions

In the fast-paced world of architecture businesses, managing data and communication effectively is vital. One crucial aspect is email archiving, which allows firms to retain and access important data from past employees, projects, and legal matters. We delve into the topic of email archiving and compare the solutions offered by two tech giants, Microsoft and…

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Mac VS. PC for Architects

In the realm of architecture, the choice between Mac and PC systems has been a topic of ongoing discussion. As technology plays a vital role in the industry, architects and design professionals seek efficient and reliable tools to support their work. In this article, we delve into the Mac vs. PC debate, exploring the considerations…

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Virtual PCs VS. Expensive Laptops for Architects

Transforming the Way We Work: Understanding Virtual PCs.  Virtual PCs have emerged as a groundbreaking technology that is revolutionizing the way we approach computing. This article delves into the advantages and considerations of virtual PCs, highlighting their potential impact on architecture firms.  Virtual PCs, powered by Cloud solutions like Azure and AWS, have gained popularity due…

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